I am, as Cher Horowitz would say, whelmed. I read some really great reviews on this polish, but in the end I just wasn't feelin' it. The formula was goopy, which is pretty much par for the course with whites. I used three coats in the pictures above, and you can still very clearly see my nail line. Which I'm not too much a fan of. I'm not sure why I couldn't get along with this color. Maybe it was the sheerness, maybe it was that it still somehow ended up looking too stark for my taste, or maybe it's that the shimmer wasn't pronounced enough for me. Whatever it was, this is the first polish I've worn in a while that I've felt so meh about. I removed it only hours after applying it, which is pretty unusual.
Here are just a few pictures (of the dozens and dozens taken) from my weekend with Ben in New York:
reading with Hans Christian Anderson in Central Park
impersonating a penguin at Central Park Zoo
Ben's empty plate at Katz's Deli
the Brooklyn Bridge on a hot day
lounging in a TriBeCa park (we lounged like this for at least an hour in the shade)
we walked past the Ghostbusters firehouse about 800 times because I got us lost in TriBeCa (not an easy thing to do, since it's such a tiny neighborhood), but Ben was glad to see it over and over again. He is what you might call a Ghostbusters enthusiast.
On Friday it absolutely poured down rain all day long, so we went to The Frick (no photography up in there) and then to the movies. Saturday we walked so much. Up and down Central Park, then to the zoo. Then we walked down 5th Avenue all the way to Union Square, stopped at things like the NYPL, Empire State Building, and the Flatiron along the way. On Sunday we started out day at Katz's, walked the Brooklyn Bridge, walked to TriBeCa for the Ghostbusters experience, and then somehow ended the day in Chinatown. It was a lot of walking, and, for the most part, the weather seemed to be at either one extreme or the other. On Friday it monsooned and I could see my breath. By Sunday it was 86 degrees and a little too toasty for a Brooklyn Bridge walk. But we did it anyway. My feet are still sore. But it was a really nice weekend. Now I can't wait to go home for my July visit!
Anyway, I'm out. I hope you guys all had a nice weekend, too!